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OHSU Provost Steps Down

Elena Andresen, PhD, will be the interim provost

Dr. Jeanette Mladenovic, M.B.A., M.A.C.P., intends to retire as executive vice president and provost at Oregon Health & Science University at the end of the year.

Pharmaceuticals Outpace Hospital Costs at CCOs

Learn what can be done to combat those price increases by attending our Nov. 2 breakfast forum.

The state’s 16 coordinated care organizations are experiencing an escalation in pharmaceutical prices, which are outpacing hospital charges at some CCOs, according to Dr. Jim Rickards, chief medical officer of the Oregon Health Authority.

Greenlick Ready to Take on CCOs

He believes the CCOs should become accountable to the public, rather than turn into profit centers for physicians, hospitals and stockholders.

The coordinated care organizations are about to encounter a formidable foe who’s determined to bring about drastic changes.

Getting a Handle on Rising Pharmaceutical Prices

Oregon Health Forum explores this timely issue at its breakfast forum on November 2.

High-cost specialty drugs have begun outpacing hospital expenditures, and public officials, lawmakers and consumer advocates are hard at work trying to figure out how to get a handle on this growing problem.

PeaceHealth Holds Onto Beth O’Brien

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The Lund Report has been given a complete list of the 47 executives who remain, which shows that 9 positions are vacant.

Beth O’Brien, the executive vice president and chief operating officer of PeaceHealth, appears to remain on board following a tumultuous time at the health system during which high-level executives have either resigned or been asked to leave.

Willamette Valley Community Health Loses CEO

It’s unknown what led William Guest to leave his job.

William Guest is no longer the CEO of Willamette Valley Community Health, a coordinated care organization based in Salem that serves Marion and Polk counties. It’s unknown whether Guest left this position voluntarily since he could not be reached for comment at press time.

FamilyCare Upset Over New Reimbursement Rates

Next Monday, the Oregon Health Authority plans to release the rates for all 16 coordinated care organizations.

There’s not been a public announcement about the new reimbursement rates yet but one coordinated care organization is already raising objections -- FamilyCare.

Getting a Handle on Pharmaceutical Costs

Oregon Health Forum explores this timely issue at its breakfast forum on November 2.

High cost specialty drugs have begun outpacing hospital expenditures, and public officials, lawmakers and consumer advocates are hard at work trying to figure out how to get a handle on this growing problem.

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